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ESOL - All Levels

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateSite 
ESOL Courses - All Levels - Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening04/01/202229/07/2022VariousAvailable for applications
ESOL for Beginners Thursday am Park Library06/01/202228/07/2022PARK LIBRARYAvailable for applications
ESOL Life Skills Wednesday pm Park Library05/01/202227/07/2022PARK LIBRARYAvailable for applications

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We need to check what course you are enrolling on and what your age and income status is first. You may be entitled to a free or reduced cost place if you are in receipt of benefits, you depend financially on someone who does, or are working but on a low wage (£17,374.50 annual gross salary)

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Course Description

ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

How to Apply
Application followed by an interview, an initial assessment and a diagnostic assessment on computer or IPad. You will need to bring with you all documentation: ID, National Insurance Number, proof of benefits, payslips and any certificates for qualifications you have previously done.

Content & Overview
Our ESOL courses give you the opportunity to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. This will help you to apply for a job or improve your job prospects, talk to doctors and teachers, find out about life in the UK, help your children with their homework and engage in the community.
You will also learn how to use computers and you will be able to take a new IT exam at the right level.

Classes run regularly during the week & we have morning, afternoon and evening sessions at different locations.
You are expected to attend every face-to-face class and online.
You have to be punctual, arrive on time and stay for the full duration of the class. If you have a problem and cannot attend, you have to inform your tutor or contact customer services in advance.

Suitable for
This course is for adult speakers of other languages who wish to learn or improve their English skills.

Delivery Method
You will learn in a small group and you will do speaking and listening activities, such as role-plays and discussions. You will practise your reading and writing skills, improve your vocabulary and pronunciation. You will also use computers and online learning platforms.

You will be expected to work between 1-2 hours per week on activities at home, including using online platforms such as Google Classroom.

Your learning and progress will be checked using many methods – question and answer activities, observation, reading and writing activities. You will receive constructive feedback and time to improve and self-correct your work. There will be set dates throughout the year when you will take Gateway ESOL exams in Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening.

Further Study
There are many learning opportunities with Adult Education and Community Learning. You will receive advice and guidance about other courses and careers. When you complete this course, you can progress onto the next ESOL Entry level, Level 1 or Level 2 or Higher Education courses.

Additional Information
You can participate in non-regulated courses if you have a learning difficulty or you need more time to get ready for an exam.
You will also be able to take a new Essential Digital Skills Qualifications in using computers and the internet.
You will need to bring a notepad, an A4 lever arch file and a pen with you.